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2 polio vaccinators abducted in Nimroz

2 polio vaccinators abducted in Nimroz

Jul 15, 2013 - 18:03

ZARANJ (PANinfo-icon): Two polio vaccinators have been abducted by unknown individuals in the Chakhchar district of northwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday.

Elsewhere, one civilian was killed and another wounded in an explosion inside a house in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday morning.

The two vaccinators - - a doctor and a volunteer -- were kidnapped in the Aor village, where they had gone to administer polio drops to children, the district chief, Aqa Mohammad Fazli, said.

Holding the Talibaninfo-icon responsible for the abduction, Fazli said the vaccinators had visited the area without informing local authorities

 “When we were informed that two vaccinators have been kidnapped, we went to the area to rescue them, but the Taliban took them to the Bakwah district,” the official said.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

In Nangarhar, a blast inside a home killed one person and injured another in Chashma Khosi area of Surkhrod district, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News

He said there were six mortar shells in the home and one of them had exploded. Police were investigating what for the mortars had been brought to the home, he said.

A doctor at the district hospital, Abdul Qodus, confirmed receiving a dead body and an injured person at the hospital.



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